PCI Compliance and POS Systems

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for any of the major credit, debit, ATM and other cards. It was created to increase controls around cardholder data and to reduce credit card fraud, keeping both consumers and businesses safe.

PCI Compliance is even more important in light of Microsoft’s opting to end support for Windows XP in April 2014. Make sure to stay informed on how this change may affect you, and be aware of the risks involved in not upgrading to a more secure, iOS-based POS system.

Revel Systems has always taken credit card security very seriously. Co-founder and CTO Chris Ciabarra, a former PCI compliance consultant to large brands such as Restoration Hardware, insisted on it being a cornerstone of our products. Revel ensures its software is up to date on all PCI compliance requirements. The current version of the standard–version 2.0–lists twelve PCI DSS Requirements, which can be found here.

Revel Systems has been, and always will be PCI Compliant. Not only that, but we have the tightest credit card security of any POS, iPad or otherwise.

Here are a few facts about Revel and PCI Compliance:

  • 23% of hospitality businesses endure some form of data breach each year
  • Revel has, to date, never experienced any form of credit card fraud or hacking
  • Revel uses only secure credit card swipes, featuring a proprietary 256-Ace bit encryption

Revel’s strict adherence to PCI Compliance means that credit card information will be safely and securely transmitted from Revel’s POS systems to the financial processors. Generic hacks and fraud measures simply won’t compromise your customers’ credit cards.

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